HACKENSACK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – In the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Bergen County officials have decided to be proactive about school security.
“We will provide a free security assessment to every school building in Bergen County,” said Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli.
Molinelli said the free safety audits will be conducted by an expert with experience in assessing risk in public places. The review will look into each school’s facilities and policies.
“Are the rear doors properly secured? Is there a policy that allows kids during the day to leave a rear door, which is a security risk,” Molinelli told WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell. “If you have cameras, are they adequately placed? [Are] there appropriate items in place to prevent entry?”